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UN Documentation System

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This chapter talks about UN documentation system. Each UN document has a document symbol or document number at the top of the title page. If issued jointly by two UN bodies, the document may have two numbers, one in the sequence of documents issued by each body. UN document symbols are a combination of capital letters and numbers which serve to identify the issuing body, the document type, the modifications of the original document, and the distribution category. The different elements of the document symbol are separated by forward slashes (/). All language versions of a document carry the same symbol. Since 1976 (31st session) the second major element of a General Assembly document number indicates the session.

Keywords: document number; document symbol; General Assembly; UN documentation system



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